Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lots of ACTION at!

I recently re-listed a Parachuting Sigmund Freud Action Figure (why Freud????)
and was wondering what other odd action figures were available at Here are a few that I found... enjoy!
From mvpcollectibles 1978 Grizzly Adams!

From silverjack810 a Gene Simmons KISS Demon figure!

From curiocache - a Casanova action figure....
 .....and a Wilhelm Richard Wagner figure (with super magical Maestro Baton! )..ok - just kidding..or am I??  You'll have to buy it and find out..

A fun Coneheads INS Agent from pickersgalore!

 What a great find!1973 Tonto from Classic_Chloe!

WOW! Grandpa Munster figure from 1964! Another amazing treasure from Classic_Chloe!

A very good cause!

I would like to introduce you to a friend of mine, Dirk. He has a store here on under Krautrock. I am sure that you have probably seen a lot of his wonderful posts here in the Team Blog if you keep up with us.

Dirk, or Krautrock, as we call him, is having a charity sale. From now until February 29, 2012, all proceeds, 100% of his sales, will be donated to the CANCER RESEARCH UK and MacMILLAN. These are both in the United Kingdom since this is his home. He is doing this for personal reasons and I, only one amongst many, am trying to help.

This is different than some donations because you get something out of it!! Krautrock has some fabulous pictures, yours free to do with whatever you want once you've purchased them!! I made a screen saver for my hubby out of one that he particularily liked!! From the HMS Victory Ship!

I'm also going to order some of the art pictures for my daughter (and because I like them)!

And I love being able to see beautiful photographs of places that I've not seen and will probably never go to! Just think of the wonderful vistas that you've not seen! Even in our own country! But he has wonderful discs of places all over the world!

And if you are into music, you have to stop in!! This is a small price to pay for some great sounds!!

Like old time radio?? I ordered a couple of these for my dad and found I loved listening to them while working on the computer!! Fun!!

So, stop in at Krautrock's Store and see what he has to offer. I can assure you that the shipping is fast, inexpensive for shipping overseas (about $3.20 for 2 cds) and they have great quality!! The cause is a great cause and the products are fabulous!!

Now, I just have to decide which ones to get next . . . . . . . . . .

Rats..they're NOT what you think..

Someone sent me this pic on my Facebook page and I just absolutely love it! It captures the true personality of rats... friendly, curious, funny, smart, affectionate and social. I've had many, many pet rats, in fact my daughter and I had a newspaper article written about our exotic rat breeding hobby.  We had Blue Rats, Hooded Black Rats, Hooded Blue Rats, Elephant Ear aka Dumbo Rats, (the little guy in the top pic is a "dumbo" rat) white rats, black rats, himalayan (siamese colored) rats and even a tailless rat. I hoped he would be great for breeding tailless varieties, but I found out they are mostly sterile. Our most successful ones were the Hairless Rats. They became very popular. Kind of weird-feeling to hold, but we had some really cute elephant-earred hairless rats.
Hairless rat.

I got started being interested in rats when my Dad got me my first job at Everett Community College taking care of the lab rats in the Psych Dept. (Dad was a Biology professor there, so I had a little help getting that job!) It was an eye-opener - rats crammed in tiny cages, barely enough room to turn around. They had males and females together, and they would breed, then there would be mass infanticide as there was no room in the cages for babies.
Blue rat.

 I separated them all out and got them to give me more cages. They had a huge squirrel cage that I'd put a few in at a time so they could run around and play. At one point there was about 50 rats to take care of. They said I could take one of the geriatric rats home, so I took a beige hooded rat and named him Charles B. Wratt. Sadly, one day I went to work and there were no rats! I asked my Dad if they moved them but he said the Psych. Dept. leader had euthanized them all (put them in bell jars with chloroform.) I was heart-broken, but it was a good learning experience for me, and I've had the little critters pretty much most of my life. I'm rat-less now, as unfortunately they only live about 2-3 years.  I seem to need a little breather before committing to a new couple of souls - pet rats should always come in at least a pair as they are VERY social and are much happier with a pal.


I've got a few ratty things in my crittercache store at

Enesco Rat Race Figure!

RATS Owner's Guide

If anyone has any questions about getting a pet rat, I'd be glad to help - there are some great Rat Associations around the world, and there are even rat shows you can take your pride and joy to!

American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association
Rat and Mouse Club of America
The Rat Fan Club
Lots more!